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February 13th, 2014

byCycle is back! (pt. ii)

The site has been rebuilt on top of a new framework and deployed to a new server. Under the hood, all supporting libraries have been upgraded or replaced with modern equivalents (Python 3, jQuery 2, Bootstrap 3, &c).

In addition, OpenStreetMap is now being used with OpenLayers to display maps (replacing Google Maps).

The plan moving forward is to continuing making improvements. A few things planned in particular are:

  • Use OpenStreetMap data for routing (currently, byCycle is using an old copy of data obtained from Metro).
  • Improve address lookup by using OpenStreetMap data and tools.
  • Display Metro's regional bike routes on the map.

Want to help? If you're a developer, you can get the code here. If you want to help in some other way, please get in touch.

Old news

December 1, 2012

byCycle is back!

This is classic byCycle from 2007--almost nothing has been updated, the underlying data is a bit out of date, and the user interface is a bit clunky. I'm considering whether it's worth fixing any of this stuff... I guess it will depend on whether there's enough interest in the site.

As usual, any feedback is appreciated. Add a comment on the contact page or send email to contact@bycycle.org. And if you want to get involved (there's plenty to do!), the source code is now on Bitbucket.

July 6, 2011

Site offline due to hardware failure.

June 12, 2010

The bike map data for Portland was updated and should now more closely match Metro's latest Bike There! map.

January 18, 2010

This site is unmaintained. The last significant changes were made in May of 2007 (although several data updates for the Portland region have been made since then).

The code is open source (GPLv3).

Disclaimer: As you are riding, please keep in mind that you don't have to follow the suggested route. It may not be safe at any given point. If you see what looks like an unsafe or undesirable stretch in the suggested route, you can decide to walk, ride on the sidewalk, or go a different way.

Users should independently verify all information presented here. This service is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY of any kind. Please be careful out there.

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